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Boeing 247-D

Manufacturer:
Boeing Aircraft Co.  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Aluminum
Dimensions:
Wingspan: 22.6 m (74 ft)
Length: 15.7 m (51 ft 7 in)
Height: 3.8 m (12 ft 6 in)
Weight, gross: 6,192 kg (13,650 lb)
Weight, empty: 4,055 kg (8,940 lb)
Top speed: 322 km/h (200 mph)
Type:
CRAFT-Aircraft
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1934
Credit Line:
Transferred from the Civil Aeronautics Administration
Inventory Number:
A19540069000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9551f7679-9b6e-4b4f-8b71-086014a2ab7f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19540069000

Untitled (Neil Armstrong)

Artist:
Robert McCurdy, born 1952  Search this
Sitter:
Neil Alden Armstrong, 5 Aug 1930 - 25 Aug 2012  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Stretcher: 185.4 × 172.7 × 5.1 cm (73 × 68 × 2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
2012
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Painting  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Male  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Scientist\Astronaut  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy\Pilot  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aeronautical  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Science and Technology\Engineer\Aerospace  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Military\Navy  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Presidential Medal of Freedom  Search this
Neil Alden Armstrong: Congressional Gold Medal  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Ian M. and Annette P. Cumming
Object number:
NPG.2019.139
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Robert McCurdy
See more items in:
National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: The Cumming Family Collection (Part 1)
On View:
NPG, North Gallery 220
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm48c8070db-6904-4481-b736-099a7f63067e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.139

Destructor Unit, Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Manufacturer:
Lockheed Aircraft Company  Search this
Materials:
aluminum, brass, paint, plastic
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.9 × 3.2cm (6 1/4 in. × 1 1/4 in.)
Type:
EQUIPMENT-Communications Devices
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
1943
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19600295007
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9180cc9d9-7ea7-4d50-aa34-d699eef1a2ed
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19600295007
Online Media:

Insignia, Charles Guynemeyer, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Paints
Paper
Ink
Ferrous Alloy
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1935
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360056001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9e92d3c4c-296b-4f7e-affd-945b4f445bdd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360056001
Online Media:

Insignia, 94th Aero Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Enamel Paint
Paints
Paper
Ink
Adhesive Tapes
Ferrous Alloy
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Overall): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1935
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360056003
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv94bd0b69e-bd85-409a-baa6-6a8c6c81712d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360056003
Online Media:

Insignia, SPA 168, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1935
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360056004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv949f9af9d-4eb3-4c46-b125-61d39f658ee9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360056004
Online Media:

Insignia, 6th Pursuit Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Enamel Paint
Paints
Paper
Ink
Adhesive Tapes
Ferrous Alloy
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Overall): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057002
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9c081781e-563b-4738-a073-9518757a6424
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360057002
Online Media:

Insignia, 96th Bombardment Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Enamel Paint
Paints
Paper
Ink
Adhesive Tapes
Ferrous Alloy
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W) (Overall): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057004
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9f547e3b2-e765-482d-8592-faa6f1306b32
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360057004
Online Media:

Insignia, 13th Attack Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Overall: Enamel on Masonite Board
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 x 61cm (24 x 24 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057005
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv97efdf637-5777-49cf-b388-27eab0b28ca0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360057005
Online Media:

Insignia, 90th Attack Squadron, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Paints
Paper
Ink
Ferrous Alloy
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057006
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv972a86ba8-188d-4971-9897-64927cabedd5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360057006
Online Media:

Insignia, Loening Aeronautical Engineering Company

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Pressboard
Paints
Paper
Ink
Ferrous Alloy
Uncharacterized Coating
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19370050001
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9001fdcfb-fa4e-428b-a91b-c079a4a0173e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19370050001
Online Media:

Insignia, Charles Nungesser, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Paints
Ferrous Alloy
Paper
Ink
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 61 × 61 × 0.5cm (2 ft. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Date:
ca. 1935
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360056000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv90c52a66b-1d25-42a0-bf43-3bc7ee1b42be
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360056000
Online Media:

Insignia, 4th Composite Group, United States Army Air Corps

Sponsor:
Works Progress Administration  Search this
Materials:
Masonite Board
Paints
Paper
Ink
Adhesive Tape
Dimensions:
2-D - Unframed (H x W): 60.3 × 61 × 0.5cm (1 ft. 11 3/4 in. × 2 ft. × 3/16 in.)
Type:
AWARDS-Insignia
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Sponsored by the Works Progress Administration
Inventory Number:
A19360057000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv939555188-a552-4444-a91c-b27959b06492
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19360057000
Online Media:

Inclinometer, Japanese Navy, Model-2

Manufacturer:
Tokyo Aeronautical Instruments Company (Tokyo Koku Keiki)  Search this
Materials:
Non-Magnetic White Metal Alloy
Glass
Unknown Liquid
Paint
Steel
Dimensions:
3-D: 4.6 × 21.3 × 14cm (1 13/16 × 8 3/8 × 5 1/2 in.)
Type:
INSTRUMENTS-Flight Management
Country of Origin:
Japan
Credit Line:
Transferred from the U.S. Air Force
Inventory Number:
A19601012000
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9b42bd811-a598-4a9b-ab50-a3ed6d8230a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19601012000
Online Media:

Robert H. Goddard patent collection

Creator:
United States. Patent Office.  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
2 Volumes ((various pagings), ill., 29 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Volumes
Date:
1914-1956
Formatted Contents note:
v. 1. July 7, 1914-Dec. 14, 1948 (1,102,653-2,456,402) -- v. 2. March 1, 1949-Nov. 13, 1956 (2,463,098-2,770,255).
General note:
Printed text of patents issued to Robert H. Goddard, with typed title pages, and handwritten annotations in pencil and ink (some made by Goddard?) throughout.
Includes a typed table of contents with a list of the patents in numerical order.
Local Notes:
NASMRB copy (v. 1, 39088014683981; v. 2, 39088014683452) includes some photocopied patents, although most are the original printed publications.

NASMRB copy has a trace provenance inscription dated Oct. 1963 at the top of the table of contents in v. 1; with stamp on verso of t.p. (v. 1): Smithsonian Library.

NASMRB copy has later red buckram library bindings with gilt-lettered spines. Some of the leaves have been closely cropped, affecting some of the text and annotations.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- Patents  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Patents  Search this
Patents -- United States  Search this
Identifier:
SIL-RR.TL513.G57
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-rr-tl513-g57

Robert Goddard [Lehman] Collection

Topic:
The High Man
Creator:
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Names:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
Haley, Andrew Gallagher, 1944-1966  Search this
Hawley, Charles T.  Search this
Lehman, Milton  Search this
Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974  Search this
Oberth, Hermann, 1894-1989  Search this
Extent:
1.35 Cubic feet ((3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Date:
1889-[ca. 1960s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copies of material gathered or written by Milton Lehman for his authorized biography of Robert H. Goddard, This High Man, 1963. The collection contains the following: a typed transcript of Goddard's diary, 1898-1930; a typed transcript of Goddard's "Red Idea Notebooks" (1-10) covering the years 1924-1942; Goddard's patents and patent correspondence between Goddard and Charles T. Hawley, 1926-1945; and typed interview notes with Goddard's contemporaries, including: Hermann Oberth, Hugo Gernsback, G.R. Gladding, L.A. Gore, Charles T. Hawley, Andrew G. Haley, George Bode, Rear Admiral Calvin C. Bolster, Homer A. Boushey, Col. Henry Breckenridge, Dr. William Cole, Richard B. Dow, Rear Admiral Delmer Fahrney, Harry Guggenheim, Al Campbell, Clarence Hickman, Charles Lindbergh, Edward Pendry, and Inez Powers.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mildred Lehman, gift, 1997, 1997-0040, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Publications
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0040

Robert H. Goddard Notebook and Publications

Topic:
Partial Differential Equations
Creator:
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Names:
Clark University  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Date:
1909-1938
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following materials: 1) Dr. Goddard's handwritten university note book, entitled 'Partial Differential Equations'; 2) Seven publications by Dr. Goddard related to railway and rocket topics from 1909 to 1938.
Biographical / Historical:
Born in Worcester, Mass., Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945) received his B.A. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1908 and received his M.A. in 1910 and Ph.D. in 1911 from Clark University. Dr. Goddard, trained as a physicist and engineer, is recognized as a space pioneer due to his concepts of rocket propulsion systems.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Mrs. Robert Goddard, transfer from NASM Division of Space History, 1997, 1997-0061, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rocket engines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Manuscripts
Notebooks
Identifier:
NASM.1997.0061
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1997-0061

Robert H. Goddard Collection [Stimson]

Creator:
Stimson, Harold F.  Search this
Names:
Goddard, Esther C.  Search this
Goddard, Robert Hutchings, 1882-1945  Search this
Extent:
0.23 Cubic feet ((1 box))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Articles
Brochures
Photographs
Reports
Date:
bulk 1950-1982
Scope and Contents:
Dr. Harold F. Stimson, described as a long-time friend of Goddard's, corresponded with Esther Goddard and collected a number of press clippings and other mentions of Dr. Goddard in various publications. This collection consists of the materials he gathered including a copy of the article "The Early History of Rocket Research" by Joseph W. Siry (reprinted from the November/December 1950 issue of The Scientific Monthly) signed by Esther Goddard; a program from the dedication of the Goddard Power Plant in Indian Head, Maryland dated June 25, 1957; eight issues of Report from Clark University (ranging in date from October 1965 to May 1969) with articles about the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library or the University's collection of Goddard's papers; correspondence relating to the establishment of a memorial to Goddard on Clark University's campus; a program for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library dated June 4, 1966; a brochure for the library and a bookslip from one of their publications; three issues of the library's newsletters (ranging in date from March 1966 to spring 1971); Clark University's Report of the President 1964-1965 which includes an update on the Goddard Library program; the program from Clark University's Robert Hutchings Goddard Commemorative Convocation on October 12, 1966; a Clark University fundraising report from 1971-1972 listing Mrs. Robert H. Goddard as a donor; a typewritten report on the Goddard Rocket Research Exhibit at Clark's Department of Physics; the winter 1971 issue of Clark Now: The Magazine of Clark University which contains mentions of the Goddard Library; five typewritten pages of biographical data on Dr. Goddard; a Christmas card and signed photo of Esther Goddard inscribed to the Stimsons; and 17 clippings from various newspapers that mention either Robert or Esther Goddard (ranging in date from 1959-1982).
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945), rocket propulsion pioneer, graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1908 and received his doctorate while a professor of physics at Clark University. He served a research fellowship with Princeton University from 1912 to 1914 and there began to develop his theories of rocket action. Returning to Clark, he conducted experiments that culminated in a 1916 report to the Smithsonian Institution, published as A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes. With the advent of World War I, Goddard began work at the Mount Wilson Observatory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, developing various innovations such as reloading mechanisms for artillery and a forerunner of the bazooka. By 1920, Goddard had turned his attention to liquid fueled rockets and by 1926 had accomplished the world's first flight of a liquid fuel rocket. In 1930, Goddard moved to Mescalero Ranch near Roswell, New Mexico, continuing with his rocket experiments until 1932. After a return to Clark and laboratory testing, Goddard came back to Roswell and in 1936 published Liquid Propellant Rocket Development. In 1940 he was made Chief of Navy Research on jet-propelled planes.
Provenance:
Julia Appel, Gift, Unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Astronautics  Search this
Rocketry  Search this
Rockets (Aeronautics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Brochures
Photographs
Reports
Citation:
Robert H. Goddard Collection [Stimson], Accession XXXX-0855, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0855
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0855

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum--Exhibitions  Search this
Extent:
2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
1 Linear foot ((1 box))
0.05 Linear feet
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Correspondence
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Date:
c. 1983
Scope and Contents note:
In the 1980s, the National Air and Space Museum created an exhibit, with a correlating text called Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation. The exhibit and book were dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. Black Wings encompasses the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. This show was exhibited at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 01, 1984 to August 05, 1984.

These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, administrative records, brochures, education packages, and design layouts.
Local Call Number(s):
ACMA 03-016
Other Archival Materials:
This collection relates to the Black Wings Exhibit and Book Collection housed at National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
The Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation is the physical property of the Anacostia Community Museum. Literary and copyright belong to the author/creator or their legal heirs and assigns. For further information, and to obtain permission to publish or reproduce, contact the Museum Archives.
Topic:
African American air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Brochures
Exhibit scripts
Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-016

Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Narration

Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum  Search this
Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum (U.S.)  Search this
Extent:
4 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Culture:
African American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Narration
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
circa 1984
Scope and Contents:
The narrator provides history of black men and women in aviation.
Narration or voice over with music. Part of Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records. Consistent beeps throughout several of the recordings. Some of the recordings contain some of the same content. Undated.
Biographical / Historical:
The exhibition, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation, profiled the men and women who had to overcome enormous social pressures in order to gain the right to pursue the dream of flight in both military and civilian circles. The exhibition, originally created and displayed at the National Air and Space Museum, was dedicated to the American Black Aviator, who has anonymously played a historic role in shaping the growth of modern aviation. See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight. The SITES exhibition is divided into four parts: Headwinds, the black pioneers of World War I and the early 1920s; Flight Lines, the changing role of blacks in the 1930s and '40s; Wings for War, black involvement in World War II; and Era of Change, their breakthroughs in commercial aviation after World War II. The collection, Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Audiovisual Records, contains the audiovisual materials created when the exhibit was borrowed and adapted for exhibit at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum from April 1, 1984 - August 5, 1984.
Local Numbers:
ACMA AV003453-2

ACMA AV003455

ACMA AV003507
Series Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Some items are not accessible due to obsolete format and playback machinery restrictions. Please contact the archivist at acmarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Air pilots  Search this
African American air pilots  Search this
African American women air pilots  Search this
Women air pilots  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Narration
Citation:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Narration, Exhibition Records AV03-016, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
ACMA.03-016, Item ACMA AV003453-1
See more items in:
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation exhibition records / Series ACMA AV03-016: Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation audiovisual records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-03-016-ref505

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